This week, Alex and Wesley discuss the nothing of Z for Zachariah and the cruel almost of We Are Your Friends. Then it’s on to a conversation of this year’s MTV Video Music Awards, which now is just recycling itself, with Kanye West, Taylor Swift, and its old “moments” and beefs. This leads to a conversation about the new album that VMA host Miley Cyrus announced she had recorded and made available on SoundCloud. It’s really good. And so what do we do with the obvious talent of such an obnoxious person? They wrap up a long show remembering Wes Craven, who died last weekend and whose hand will probably always be punching through the grave of American horror.
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Here are links to topics discussed in this week’s show:
Z for Zachariah and We Are Your Friends
“Q&A: Jason Stewart Talks About Teaching Zac Efron to DJ for ‘We Are Your Friends’,” Grantland, May 27, 2015
The 2015 Video Music Awards and Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz
“Videocracy: The Many Transgressions of the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards,” Grantland, August 31, 2015
“At MTV V.M.A.s, Celebrity Feuds, Miley Cyrus and Also Some Music,” New York Times, August 31, 2015
“Speeding Motorcycle of My Heart: The Year in KimYe,” Grantland, December 20, 2013
Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz, Miley Cyrus, 2015
“Wes Craven: 1939–2015,” Grantland, September 1, 2015
“‘Screams’ — A Wes Craven Tribute Supercut,” September 1, 2015